New case of MIS-C, illness in kids connected to COVID-19, reported in Douglas County – KETV Omaha

New case of MIS-C, illness in kids connected to COVID-19, reported in Douglas County


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LAVISTA. WE’RE SETTING NEW HIGHS IN EVERY WAY WE TRACK COVID-19 IN THE AREA. ALEXANDRA: 281 PEOPLE ARE HOSPITALIZED IN THE IMMEDIATE REGION. THERE ARE 95 PATIENTS IN INTENSIVE CARE. 83% OF ICU BEDS ARE FULL. THE DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THERE ARE 25 PEOPLE WITH COVID-19 WHO ARE ON VENTILATORS IN THE REGION. THAT, TOO, IS A HIGH POINT SINCE WE STARTED TRACKING THE DATA IN MARCH, AND UP BY SEVEN CASES IN THE LAST WEEK. DAVID: THE POSITIVITY RATE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY IS RUNNING HIGHER THAN 21%. THAT’S THE HIGHEST SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN. THE OMAHA POLICE DEPARTMENT CONFIRMED 23 CASES OF COVID-19 AMONG OFFICERS. 12 OF THEM REPORTED IN THE LAST WEEK. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY REPORTED 281 NEW, KNOWN CASE WE HAVE ALSO LEARNED OF AN ADDITIONAL DEATH, A MAN IN HIS 60’S. AND JUST IN FROM THE NEBRASKA DISTRICT COURT, ALL JURY TRIALS SCHEDULED BEFORE DECEMBER 1 ARE CONTINUED DUE TO INCREASING COVID-19 CASES ALEXANDRA: PAGE COUNTY, IOWA REPORTS ITS FIRST COVID-RELATED DEATH. THAT’S ONE OF MORE THAN 1700 ACROSS THE STATE. THE OVERALL POSITIVITY RATE IN IOWA IS RUNNING OVER 13%. WITH MORE THAN 800 NEW CASES REPORTED SINCE MONDAY. DAVID: 730 PEOPLE WITH THE VIRUS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL, ANOTHER RECORD HIGH. THERE ARE ABOUT 37% OF BEDS AVAILABLE. — AVAILABLE IN IOWA. ALEXANDRA: WITH THE VIRUS IMPACTING HOSPITAL SYSTEMS AGAIN, CHI HEALTH ANNOUNCES NEW VISITATION RESTRICTIONS. STARTING TOMORROW, PATIENTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED ONE HEALTHY SUPPORT PERSON PER DAY THAT PERSON HELPS A PATIENT WITH THEIR CARE. SOCIAL VISITING IS NOT ALLOWED. THE CHI CEO SAYS THIS IS TO HELP CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. >> ONE OF THE, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES IS THAT SO MANY PEOPLE CAN CAN CARRY THIS VIRUS. — SO MANY PEOPLE CAN CARRY THIS VIRUS. POTENTIALLY BE CONTAGIOUS, YOU AND HAVE NO ILL SYMPTOMS AT ALL. SO GIVEN THAT FACT, WITH THIS INFECTION, WE HAVE TO BE PARTICULARLY CAREFUL. ALEXANDRA: VISITING HOURS ARE LIMITED FROM 7:30 A.M. UNTIL 9:00 P.M. FOR ALL HO

New case of MIS-C, illness in kids connected to COVID-19, reported in Douglas County

A new case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) has been confirmed in Douglas County, health officials announced on Wednesday. Two cases were reported in June and a third is now at Children’s Hospital after being admitted Nov. 1. The patient is under 10 years old, tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, and has no comorbidities. Many children recover from MIS-C with medical treatment.MIS-C can cause an inflammation in a range of body parts and vital organs. The precise cause of MIS-C hasn’t been confirmed, but many children with the condition had been infected by or were in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

A new case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) has been confirmed in Douglas County, health officials announced on Wednesday.

Two cases were reported in June and a third is now at Children’s Hospital after being admitted Nov. 1.

The patient is under 10 years old, tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, and has no comorbidities.

Many children recover from MIS-C with medical treatment.

MIS-C can cause an inflammation in a range of body parts and vital organs. The precise cause of MIS-C hasn’t been confirmed, but many children with the condition had been infected by or were in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.